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NEWSFLASH: Ringgit on the move?
US-CHINA TRADE TALKS, BUDGET 2020 SET TO SWAY RINGGIT BY Zoe Phoon For the week ahead, Malaysia’s Budget 2020 announcement will be the highlight of the domestic calendar, according to Han Tan, market analyst at regulated forex broker ForexTime (FXTM). The analyst said in an October 4 FXTM report... Read more
Of UK rate hikes and waning buyer, seller interest
 BY Zoe Phoon The Bank of England has hiked its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a decade, from record lows of 0.25% to 0.5% on Nov 2. The move is widely expected to affect millions of households as rates on savings, mortgages and other... Read more
Pessimism lingers among Malaysian developers
CAN THE UPCOMING BUDGET 2018 PROVIDE IMPETUS TO LIFT SPIRITS? Remember how market players were more optimistic about 2017 back in 2016? Well, things evidently haven’t panned out as planned and this has soured the overall mood considerably. If ever there was a sign that developers remain jittery about the... Read more
A globalised future for property investment
BY Chris Prasad International real estate firm Knight Frank predicts that more than 30% of total worldwide real estate transactions will be cross-border by 2018. In its inaugural Active Capital report released last month, Knight Frank foresees that the globalisation of real estate will accelerate next year, suggesting that... Read more
Singapore poised for rebound, say analysts
The long downtrend period for Singapore’s housing market may be coming to an end, say market watchers, noting that there are now signs of a potential rebound. In an interview with CNBC, Cushman & Wakefield’s managing director of Asia Pacific research Sigrid Zialcita told the news network that she... Read more
Penang property transactions picking up
With the first quarter of the year coming to a close, the general consensus is that the market remains subdued following a harsh 2016. However, the Pearl of the Orient could prove that there is still some shine to it, as it is expecting to see some positive numbers... Read more
KL still top choice for commercial developments
… BUT THAT COULD CHANGE IN THE NEAR FUTURE BY Chris Prasad The nation’s capital remains the favoured focal point for commercial investment and development in the country, says global property consultancy Knight Frank Malaysia. It said KL has seen the lion’s share of investments and development in the commercial... Read more